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Driven by personal tragedy, man builds crosses for Aurora victims, thousands of others

In a vacant lot across from the site of last week's movie theater shooting, 12 white crosses stand solemnly, their arms covered in messages of hope and the ground around them full of flowers.

Evangelist Billy Graham compares U.S. to Sodom

Billy Graham, America's dean of Christian evangelists, has compared the United States to Sodom and Gomorrah, the Biblical cities synonymous with sin.

More than 220,000 strollers recalled on evidence of strangulation risks

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a voluntary recall of 223,000 popular strollers following the death of an infant eight years ago and the near strangulation of another in 2006.

Cal Ripken's mother safe after abduction

The mother of baseball legend Cal Ripken Jr. was safe Wednesday after someone abducted her the day before, from her Maryland home investigators said.

Muppets, Huckabee take sides in Chick-fil-A same-sex marriage controversy

The comments about same-sex marriage made by Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy a week ago continue to generate controversy this week, with politicians and puppets, well at least their handlers, weighing in.

Court appearance fuels theories about Colorado shooting suspect

Colorado shooting suspect James Holmes' dazed demeanor during his first court appearance has given rise to a multitude of theories about his mental state, ranging from full-blown psychosis to little more than being "some freak," a

Cost of debt ceiling fight: $1.3 billion

Turns out there's a price to pay for incessant fighting in Congress and political grandstanding.

Mariah Carey joins “American Idol” as new judge

Mariah Carey, one of the best-selling female recording artists of all time, has joined AMERICAN IDOL as a new judge. A five-time Grammy Award-winning global superstar with more than 200 million records sold worldwide and more No.

Are moviegoers passing on planned trips to the theater?

Thais Mills was looking forward to taking her 7-year-old niece to see "The Dark Knight Rises" Friday evening at 8:15.

3 servicemen injured in 'Dark Knight Rising' rampage

The Department of Defense is deeply saddened by the news of the tragic incident at the Aurora Mall Movie Theater in Aurora, Colo. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and the families of those impacted by this event.